11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.


Finalist in LGBTQ+ Account

About Shangela

The “Queen of Halleloo,” D.J. “Shangela” Pierce has lived his 2018 as one of OUT Magazine's “Most Compelling People.” The former RuPaul’s Drag Race competitor and international performer Shangela dominated last year with a critically-acclaimed role in A Star Is Born, touring with his new self-written stand up comedy special and being named LGBTQ+ Music Festival’s “Rising Star Award” for his global contributions in performance and music. With nearly 2M combined Instagram, Twitter and Facebook fans, the Gay Times 2019 cover girl uses her vast platforms for gratitude, career celebrations, werk empowerment and LGBTQ+ activism.

Shangela's best work on social

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.